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View Poll Results: Has a top level fighter ever gone into a fighter expecting to lose?
Yes (give examples in the thread) 34 94.44%
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #46
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Narvaez vs Donaire
Pascal in the Hopkins rematch
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #47
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Default Re: Has a world level fighter ever gone into a fight thinking they'd lose?

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Narvaez vs Donaire
Pascal in the Hopkins rematch

Narvaez thought he won the fight, didn't he?
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #48
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barker martinez
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #49
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Lacy wasnt looking too sure about himself just before the fight, i dont recall Calzaghe being afraid of Lacy beforehand.
Its mentioned in joes book, came as quite a shock, the fear that rocky used to talk about controlling and using it as an advantage was on show.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #50
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floyd patterson against liston.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #51
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Narvaez thought he won the fight, didn't he?
he sure did seem happy about something after the fight was over
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #52
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yep I think Gatti knew what was going to happen

I think it was Brian Kenny doing a split screen interview between Floyd and Gatti before their fight. Anyways, Floyd was saying every and anything he wanted. Gatti just sat there with a passive look of acceptance in his eyes. It was a look of defeat.
I beg to differ. He chose to do his talking with his fist. I remember that split screen. Prior to getting dropped, Gatti was on a mission to win. I could care less who makes fun of him or sees him as a B fighter, he was a warrior. PBF just was and is the best fighter out there right now. Now Seldon vs Tyson is another story.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #53
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Narvaez thought he won the fight, didn't he?
For goodness sake, he just was so excited that he made it through to the twelve and his defence looked good.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:21 PM   #54
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Its mentioned in joes book, came as quite a shock, the fear that rocky used to talk about controlling and using it as an advantage was on show.
i'll have to have a re-read
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:23 PM   #55
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Definetely Bruce Seldon, he even faked being knocked down and out to purposely lose.

Edit: Brucey Seldon
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:23 PM   #56
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Anyone vs the klitschkos
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #57
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Chavez during his last fight did, as mentioned in his featured documentary. I suppose he doesn't count because he was shot, but it was weird seeing him sit there sleepless on the couch late at night going "If it goes past 3 rounds, I'm going to lose. The truth is I didn't train well."
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:38 PM   #58
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It's sad to say but Mosley had to know that he'd lose badly to Pacman although I strongly suspect that he thought he had a good chance to beat Money.

Another example would Tyson v Lewis. Iron Mike had to know he was in trouble although it's debatable how close to "world class" he actually was at that point.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:48 PM   #59
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does a fighter to scared to even get in the ring because he knows he will lose count?

then mayweather vs pac
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #60
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Spniks v Tyson
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